All postgraduates at Clare are members of the Middle Combination Room (MCR), which is both a physical space in the college as well as the shorthand for Clare’s postgraduate student community.

The MCR is located in Old Court and provides a comfortable space in which postgraduates can socialise, relax, and study. It also houses the MCR bar, which is open on Wednesdays and Fridays to accompany various social events. On Friday evenings, the MCR bar is where postgraduates typically gather after their weekly Formal Hall.

The MCR committee represents the interests of postgraduate students within the wider college community. Committee members are democratically elected by MCR members every year. They host social events for postgraduates throughout the year, protect the MCR’s interests within Clare, and generally look after the wellbeing of the postgraduate community.